Retrieving Dropped Supplies

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    On July 12, 2011, crew from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy retrieved a canister dropped by parachute from a C-130, which brought supplies for some mid-mission fixes.

    The ICESCAPE mission, or "Impacts of Climate on Ecosystems and Chemistry of the Arctic Pacific Environment," is a NASA shipborne investigation to study how changing conditions in the Arctic affect the ocean's chemistry and ecosystems. The bulk of the research took place in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas in summer 2010 and 2011. Credit: NASA/Kathryn Hansen

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    1. carlosthedesigner 34 months ago | reply

      Superbly beautiful :D

    2. rhanelt 34 months ago | reply

      Great photo, but could they have picked a worse drop zone?

    3. Wsarnak 34 months ago | reply

      Amazing photo :P

    4. lorenzoviolone 34 months ago | reply

      This is AMAZING!

    5. dodagp 34 months ago | reply

      Utterly fascinating scape !!!!!

    6. Little Grey 34 months ago | reply

      Fantastic capture!

    7. Josep Buils 34 months ago | reply

      Spectacular image. My congratulations to the photographer.

    8. PAME Secretariat 12 months ago | reply


      This is a really nice photo and thanks for offering it as creative commons we posted it on our website

      Best wishes,
      The PAME Secretariat

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